There was a time when I could pass my days – or at least a good part of them – in the woods and fields behind our house in rural Virginia. As a child I never thought anything of it, but as an adult I have a great sense of gratitude for that time I spent in nature. The outdoors taught me a lot about resourcefulness, patience, and humility – life lessons that hopefully haven’t fallen too far by the wayside.
But if nothing else, I learned that there is no pretense in nature. It just is what it is. I credit much of my values and aesthetic to that realization. The few objects I surround myself with are functional, understated, and most of all reliable – especially when I’m in the wilderness.
It should then come as no surprise that I’m infatuated with the carefully considered outdoor goods by Scout Seattle. The brand specializes in crafting extremely high-quality gear that is as straightforward as it is beautiful.